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Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
white house to work on a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff." before flying home from hawaii, the president called congressional leaders nancy pelosi, john boehner, mitch mcconnell and harry reid to reach agreements before tax hikes and spending cuts kick in january 1. >> we have been asking the president and the democrats to work with us on a bipartisan agreement for months. >> i don't know time wise how it can happen now. >> reporter: the senate majority leader wants house republicans to return from their vacations to approve a democratic senate plan that extends tax cuts for families making less than $250,000 a year. >> that's the only option that is viable escape route. >> reporter: but republican leaders say it's up to democrats who control the senate and white house to avert the "fiscal cliff." >> republicans aren't about to write a blank check for anything senate democrats put forward just because we find ourselves at the edge of the cliff. >> reporter: house members will return to capitol hill on sunday and could begin voting that night. they would have about 24 hours to a
Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm PST
to washington to deal with, you guessed it the "fiscal cliff." so far, nobody knows if any significant strides towards a compromise have been made. no negotiations have been scheduled. lawmakers now have less than a week to figure out a deal. the senate is due in session tomorrow. the house has no plans to convene. >>> a weak holiday shopping report to blame for today's wall street losses. all three indices down. >>> also not so great, retail sales. mastercard says americans ended up spending just 0.7% more on holiday gifts this year than last. the worst numbers since 2008, all this is a surprise since analysts were expecting up to 4% increase in sales. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman found the after-christmas sales aren't so hot either, at least at union square. >> reporter: the sales are good. people just aren't buying. i was at union square earlier. the place was empty. not like sagebrushes were going down the street. i went away for a couple of hours, the place is packed now. so the retailers got to hope these people are buying stuff because they need a post- christmas miracle. susan king wanted to buy toys for her grandchildren but couldn't manage to go to a toy store. visions of the sandy hook elementary school were in her
Dec 31, 2012 5:00pm PST
time to mitigate all the effects of the "fiscal cliff." i'm grace lee, cbs 5. >>> amazingly the stock market didn't step off a cliff. in fact, the dow ended higher today. supposedly based on hope that a deal would be reached. it closed out 2012 with a 7% gain. nasdaq and s&p 500 also ended higher. >>> new details tonight in the murder of a teenaged girl in oakland over the weekend. she has been identified by oakland police as 15-year-old jubrill jordan. she was killed and a 14-year- old boy wounded near 66 and lion yesterday as they walked to a nearby bart station. witnesses say the shooter was also a teenager possibly as young as 13. >> my grand kid come to my house every, single day, kid they like to go to places, to friends' house, they take off though their little friends house and these fools out here killing each other. it's not right. >> the shooting brings oakland's homicide total to 131 for the year a 27% increase from last year. >>> remember all that christmas shopping that you did? good timing. as cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman tells us, what you bought last week will cost more starting tomorrow. >>> reporter: the city of el cerrito where city hall closes for a week at christmastime an
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